“Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen;
Voices whisper in the trees: Tonight is Halloween.”
I am quite sentimental about a lot of things. I have collected a few Halloween decorations from “I don’t remember where.” It can be hard to figure out what to keep over a lifetime. When I get the Halloween box out each year,the contents are like old friends. Take these pumpkins, for example. (don’t really take them) I have had them for years and years. They are made out of paper mache’. They usually sit on the mantle with other pumpkin friends along with a pumpkin patch sign. I am sure that someone who knows about paper mache’ could make some just like them. I don’t know . . . maybe not. They are quite unique. That is why I keep them. Year after year after year.
Oh . . . the plates ! That is what I say when I unwrap the plates. I have had them also for years and years and years. The ” trick” plate is small and the “treat” plate is large. They sit on the mantle on easels. I don’t know who made them or where they came from. I love them. Same with the little, wooden witch. She is carved. Holding a little pumpkin. Sometimes I put her on the mantle and sometimes on the window sill in the kitchen. I love her old-fashioned look. The paper mache’ pumpkin on the left has company. A teeny tiny pumpkin and one made of brass. A little tea light shines at night from the brass pumpkin.
This little witch has been my friend for years. Every Halloween she sits quietly and cares for her little frog. I bought her at a boutique and greatly admire whomever made her. You know, I wonder if I would decorate for holidays the way I do if there were no little children to express their delight? It is work to get things out and put things away. But, oh . . . it is FUN !
“On Halloween the thing you must do is pretend that nothing can frighten you.
And if something scares you, and you want to run, just let on like it’s Halloween Fun.”
-a 19th century postcard-